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Victorian Houses

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The Victorians were quite fond of wraparound porches, dormers, gables and turrets, stained glass windows, and other architectural embellishments. Even the smallest cottages boasted unusual elements such as gingerbread fretwork and arched windows. This handsome collection of ready-to-colour drawings serves as a delightful introduction to the many distinctive styles of authentic Victorian-era homes.Twenty-nine meticulously rendered illustrations depict steep-roofed Gothic Revival villas with spacious ""piazzas,"" or porches, and stained glass windows; a Queen Anne structure with turrets, bay windows, and hipped roofs; a Richardson Romanesque dwelling, distinguished by rounded arches and stone and brick facing; and an Italianate ""palazzo,"" with tall, narrow windows and porches.Other homes include a seaside cottage in the ""stick style""; an Italianate San Francisco residence of the 1880s; the John Anderton House - with its attractive mansard roof - in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts; the Russell-Cooper House in Mount Vernon, Ohio, an 1890 Victorian renovation of a house originally built in 1829; the unusual Octagon House in Ottawa, Illinois (1856); a Moorish-styled urban residence in Baltimore (1886), designed by W. C. Frederic (1886); and the elegant ""Vinland,"" a Newport, Rhode Island, residence (1882-1884).A wonderful opportunity for colouring book fans to apply their own ideas of colour and hue to these residences, this book will also delight architecture buffs and lovers of nostalgia and all things Victorian.


Avoid Being A Victorian Servant

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This title can be used as a background approach to wider issues in Victorian times, such as class divides, daily life and the position of men and women in late nineteenth-century society. The humorous, cartoon-style illustrations make learning fun, and encourage young readers to engage with the central character. Informative captions, a comprehensive glossary and an index make this title an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction text. It is relevant to Key Stage 2 history and helps to achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.


A Victorian Childhood

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First published in 1932. This title is a first-person account of growing up in Victorian England. The book examines many aspects of the British Empire, and the family life and education of the poet, writer and high society hostess Claire Annabel Caroline Grant Duff. A Victorian Childhood will be of interest to students of history.



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